Macau Macau Museum located on reclaimed No.112 Museum Qiandi, Macau. We offer complete Macau Museum tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. The Macau Museum is located on the hill of the Fortaleza do Monte, a 16th-century fort in Macau.The museum presents the history of the city and territory of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Planning for the museum started in April 1995, its construction began in September 1996. The museum was inaugurated on 18 April 1998. The museum building is located within the interior of the Fortaleza do Monte. Its total size is about 2,800 m≤, with around 2,100 m≤ of exhibition space.
There is no better introduction to Macau's unique history and culture than a trip to the Macau Museum. Situated in the stuccoed seventeenth-century Fortaleza do Monte in the heart of the Portuguese fortifications, the museum's three floors cover the cityís diverse history, from its time as a small fishing port to its contemporary boom. Particularly fascinating is the floor devoted to the popular art and traditions of the island, which features ornate Chinese shadow puppets and finely detailed fans. Recent temporary exhibitions have included Michele Ruggieri's early maps of China, international chinoiserie, and a show situating the nineteenth-century British photographer John Thomson alongside his modern follower Wong Ho Sang. After exploring the collections, take a stroll in the tranquil garden for a panoramic view of the city.